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and details to be released this morning. at the million club in seattle where they are banking on a different type of green about the people they serve. good morning and welcome to al jazeera america, i'm stephanie sy and he will face a u.s. military commission on charges stemming from the attack on the uss-cole and killed 17 and injured 39 others and he has been detained at guantanamo bay for 7 years and we report from miami of the legal significance of the case. >> the u.s. government calls 48-year-old him one of
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al-qaeda's most skilled leaders and headed a branch of al-qaeda and answered directly to bin-laden and charged with planning, getting supplies and hiring suicide bombers in attacks 13 years ago on uss-cole. >> it's i'm -- infamous because it's tragic. >> reporter: they pulled up along the destroyer and it ripped a 40 foot hole in the uss-cole and 17 died and he is slated to go before a military commission at guantanamo bay and facing the death penalty and this is a woman who teaches at the university of miami and she has traveled to the detention camp several times and says the government's admission he was water boarded for years may ultimately save his life. >> defense counsel requested
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information about the treatment of him because they want to introduce circumstances of torture to primarily stave off an execution. >> reporter: his attorney is also arguing to prevent here say statements or statements made by people who cannot be questioned in court from being used at trial. >> if the judge wants to exclude all of those statements, the evidence is going to whittle down to very little. if the judge allows in the statements that will be very important to know for future cases. >> reporter: he is expected to into to trial before the mohamed case and accused of planning 9/11 attacks and could be useful for attorneys trying to case following what the government says the biggest criminal investigation in american history. >> if i were defense attorneys i would look at how the prosecution conducts itself and what themes the prosecution hits. if i were the prosecutor, i would be watching what sorts of
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evidence are excluded and what sorts of evidence are admitted. because those are open questions and the trial is probably going to answer some of those questions. >> reporter: and the hope is once his trial and the others start the american public will get a better understanding of what happened during the attacks. i'm in miami. >> reporter: he is charged with the october 2002 attack on a french oil tanker, the mv-linberg and caused 90,000 barrels of oil to leak if the gulf. a jet is in custody in switzerland and accused of hijacking the plan for asylum and it was diverted to geneva and according to the website the passengers and crew are now safe. the airline is making
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arrangements to fly passengers to their intended destinations. the u.n. says it has evidence the north korean government have violations that include torture, enslavement, sexual violence and severe repression and the u.s. wants three generations punished for the crimes and liz has more from people who say they lived through the atrocities. >> translator: it's a place that would make your hair stand on end and no words would help you understand what this place is like. >> reporter: she spend nine years in one of north korea's brutal prison camps known as yodock. >> translator: from sunrise to sunset you work, there are no set working hours and get up at 3:00 a.m. and work until dark.
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>> reporter: and she gave information for the investigation to the secret regime and murder and widespread abductions and spoke of extermination camps. >> translator: i have escorted a father and son to camp 16. then the whole family was sent. the relatives would be sent to camp 11 and that's called exterminating the three generations of a family. i have witnessed two killing methods. one is getting the prisoner to dig their own grave and the second method is the prisoner comes into an office and told to take a seat. behind the screen there are two people holding on to what looks to me like a rubber rope and it gets wrapped around their neck. >> reporter: north korea has guilt by association law meaning whole families can be locked up often with no knowledge of their
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crime. >> translator: i may be the culprit but the other six members of my family were forced to go to the prison camp without knowing the charge. >> reporter: more than 80 victims spoke to u.n. commission during public hearings and many spoke of the starvation of their fellow prisoners. >> translator: people got so hungry they would eat anything, from dog food and cattle feed and beans left on the ground. i have heard that some people ate beans and mase kernels stuck in animal dung. >> reporter: 200,000 people are in the camps in the horrible conditions and north korea denies crimes against humanity as taking place. >> reporter: north korea is denying all allegations and a statement and the government called the u.n. report fabricated and invented and an instrument of political plot anded added the crimes do not exist in our country.
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another big step forward in relations between china and t taiwan and they want a meeting between the two presidents and last week taiwan and china had the first ever high-level direct talks and china turned down a chance for the two presidents to meet at the apex summit in beijing saying it would be appropriate and taiwan signed a series of economic and trade agreements making it the largest trading partner. john kerry says the world must work together to tackle climate change and dismissing those who refuse to recognize it and recognizing students in indonesia. >> we don't have time for a few loud groups to hijack climate conversations and do you know what i'm talking about? big companies and like it the way it is and don't want to
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change and spend a lot of money to keep you and me and everybody from doing what we need to do. >> reporter: kerry says he is committed to convincing developing nations to take a stake in climate control but they resisted saying the u.s. should shoulder most of the economic burden. a new report finds the jet stream is changing and it's causing this colder, snowy winter for the u.s. we have been experiencing and let's bring in metrologist nicole mitchell to explain. >> as the climate continues to change and we watch the impacts of all of that and possible changes to the jet stream is what the report says and with the jet stream driving to the north, these are images like atlanta over the winter where we felt like we had snowstorm and ice storm in some cases and same thing with chicago, a snowy winter and other places like alaska have been very mild and
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some patterns set up because of the jet stream and we have a more zonel flow for the early part of the week which means it's a little more west to east and the cold air is on the north side of it and this is a strong wind current that lives at 30,000 feet and we had a diving to the south for the winter and being stuck in the pattern and longer term and that is one impact as it changes over time and could see more of that where you get stuck under snowy patterns or under cold patterns. toward the end of a week we have a change in the jet stream and pattern and warmer temperatures starting to bubble up to the eastern half of the country and cold. this is what it looks like by the end of the week and allows it to push north and the west coast on the warm side will be a little on the cooler side. in the meantime, those systems are going to skirt across the
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country including the midwest. as it moves through there is a core that sees 6" and 2-4 as it moves through but a snowy start in minneapolis for today and then this hits the east coast as we get into the overnight tonight. we will have a little more on the temperatures, yes, there is a warm up coming in a few minutes and back to you. >> reporter: thousands of people in cape cod massachusetts are still in the dark after a weekend massive snowstorm knocked out power and 10-15" fell on the cape on the weekend and another storm is expected to bring more snow to that area tomorrow. about 5,000 people still weighing for the electricity to come back on. the uk is bracing for more rain this week and hit by the worst flooding in decades and one million homes have been without power. some towns have been under water for weeks and at least three
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people have died as a result of the storms. the prime minister is warning the worst is still ahead. the storm also hard surprising victims, young seals and jennifer glasse is at a sanctuary where they are caring for the animals and good morning jennifer. >> good morning and joining us here and this is feeding time here and literally a feeding frenzy at the corner of the seal sanctuary and this is not this full and usually maybe a half a dozen or a dozen seals at one time and caught so many seals this year, 50 so far this season and not able to put them back in the weather because of the bad weather. this morning we got to see the second seal release this season. usually these seals are released much younger and cost a lot of money to feed these guys and harder to get these guys to go back in the water because they have been here so long. >> the storms have been on going
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for more than two months now, what are some other impacts we are seeing to the environment besides not being able to release baby seals. >> it's across britain and you see the weather is bad in corn wall. this rain will move further south towards london, 300 miles away from here and bad news for people in summer set and under water for ten months and the river is rising and 16 flood warnings across the uk and thousands of people without power and thousands had to leave their homes so a very serious weather situation here in britain and not just the animal whose are effected, it's people across the country and set to get worse before it gets better. >> reporter: jennifer there is near rain as well in the forecast, how are the communities preparing for that? >> well, they can really only do what they can do. they shore up the homes where
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they can with sand bags. there was a little bit of home in southern england because they brought in pumps from holland and holland used to that and pulling out millions of gallons of water and the fights against it and raining for weeks and weeks and the worst winter people can remember across the country. the temperatures vary and on the east side of the tems it has been used everyday and all month and more than it ever has been used in history and keeps the north sea from coming in to help the tems river drain but it's high levels and seeing houses on the upper tems being flooded and everybody is watching it carefully because the rain will end up in the rivers and downstream somewhere and everybody is watching and hoping it doesn't get any higher. >> jennifer is live in corn wall
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england and thank you. the wife of a passenger killed on a cruise ship says the ship was badly maintained. the marco-polo was hit by a storm traveling through the english travelel and coming from portugal and killing one man an injuring a dozen others. >> i was sitting next to him and the window came in and the sea with it. and i was very -- we were all very worried. i think a woman was taken to the hospital and my husband was going to go in the helicopter but he died before they could get him on it. >> reporter: the ship had surveys and regular inspections. there is a radiation leak newer a nuclear waste facility in southeast new mexico and the u.s. department of energy says it's looking at the airborne radiation and surface samples
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taken by the pilot plant after a monitor detected radiation under ground. according to the testing over the weekend there is no danger to people or the environment and 139 workers above ground at the site at carlsbad were told to stay in place cause a precaution. trapped for hours in a gold mine and the men were rescued and then promptly arrested. american diplomates ordered to leave venezuela, what the government there says they were doing. >> we are going out on a job site with a full stomach, with a meal, nice breakfast and are not working hungry. >> reporter: a soup kitchen that provides a hot meal and vegetables grown in an under ground garden. >> it was a night in the history books for nba and someone walks away with the honors. this is a look at the
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georgia washington statute at the federal hall on wall street as they observe the birthday of the united states and it's president's day and many are taking the day off including the markets and, wall street.
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a group of trapped gold minors were rescued and then arrested and good morning and welcome back to al jazeera america and i'm stephanie sy and we will have the story in a minute but we will look at the temperatures across the nation today and nicole mitchell is back. >> in the wee hours this morning i was getting questions when i stepped into work, is it going to warm up and people are sick of the cold air. it's the northeast, the entire country that has some of the cooler temperatures, in the teens, almost in the midwest is in the 20s so that is a sign of some of the warmer air we will get with so much of the winter that has been below average and minneapolis is 33 degrees. houston at a nice 76. and we are going to see with a little bit of cool air and system after system in the west
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coast and 73 in los angeles and goes in the 60s tomorrow and by tomorrow the east coast warms in the 40s and could see 50s by the end of the week and minneapolis and chicago is 40 and a nice warm up especially over system after system sometimes in parts of the country you get the ice and the snow built up and you can chisel some of this away and you see this bubble of the yellow going further north and the temperatures will finally start to run above average and we will enjoy that after having such a cold winter and back to you. >> thank you. rescue workers in south africa have saved a team of miners and accused of working in the mine illegally and they have major
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security issues in some of the deepest mines. >> they are on a dangerous mission to rescue illegal miners trapped east of johannesburg. >> they have been handed over to the mining, securities and 11 miners have been removed from the site and checked by the medical operations from the cases what we worry about is severe dehydration and they are stable and from there they have been moved through to police custody. >> reporter: more people could have been trapped in the mine and illegal miners may be scared to come out fearing arrest and it ended several years ago and the miners are 30 kilometers east of johannesburg.
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>> and they risk lives to make end meet and when they come up it's not enough to feed their families. they enter the abandon mine to find precious metal left behind like gold and in is the only way some of them with make a living. >> when we try to call there was no more answers and then we suppose the 11 people we had there. >> reporter: mining, is one of africa's biggest industries and several abandoned mines in the area surrounding johannesburg and brave conditions below the gram and in crime and battle of groups and illegal mining, for some seems to be the only way to put food on the table, harry. >> reporter: south africa is the fourth biggest exporter in the world and $500 million is
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lost each year to illegal mining, practices. president obama has sturn words about homosexuality and the president plans to sign the build which could emprison people for life and the they continue this it will hurt the relationship with the u.s. and receives more aid from the u.s. than any other nation and $400 million a year. an antigay bill in kansas has been shot down and would allow businesses to refuse certain to homosexuals and state senators say it is beyond freedom and border on discrimination and chelsea clinton says there is still a long way to go and the first daughter made the statement at the meeting of the human rights campaign foundation in las vegas and sexual and transgender are unfinished business of the 21st century.
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and john henry smith has a record-setting night for the all-star game. >> a show in the big easy and never a bigger one than sunday night. if you like defense repeat after many, ugg, the game seemed like a dunk fest than the actual dunk contest saturday night and lebron would get his but what about the man who won it, washington's john wall can get it done when people are guarding him and had 318 points and irving had 14 assists and east beats west, 163-155. >> definitely special. just being out here with the great athletes and playing in front of a great crowd in new orleans and the game got competitive and as athletes we want to make the game
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competitive as an all-star game. if you get out of hand and both teams compete to the end and they wanted to take it personally but at the end it's about the friendships out there and being in front of the gracious fans. >> in the olympics maybe they need to have snow boards with headlights and they had to cancel it due to heavy fog and still heavy fog and they were supposed to start at 4:30 eastern time and no fog indoors so the u.s. hockey teams game against sweden will start at 7:30 time. they are fighting for what the team u.s. has, the buy in to the finals and this is off of the stick of douty and they tie it and go to overtime and do not doubt him, canada wins 2-1 and
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the third overall seat in a bye in the quarter finals. in the two-man bobsled and he doesn't think they can cast the russian team for the gold metal and we have not won this since 1952 in america but team usa is on a bronze metal pace and the action begins this morning at 9:30, and to speed skating and the dutch are showing off and morris set a record with a time of 153.51 and takes the gold. the netherlands have won most metals in speed skating. lindsey was out in front on the semi final run and the second time in her olympic career and gravity struck, and she fell, ruining a chance for gold just as her infamous fall a few years
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ago has and she has one more set at the gold four years from now, netherlands has the lead with 17 metals and u.s. and russia have 16 each and tied. norway and canada are tied with 14. that is your look at morning sports, stephanie. >> john henry smith thank you. the u.s. is in the blame game over failed talks to end syria's failed civil war and what happens next with negotiations. >> she said she would do it again. >> reporter: an accused killer confessed to dozens of additional murders. where toxic technology like computers and televisions could be ending up. and the sun is rising over the nation's capitol. this president's day, federal offices are among the closings today. ♪
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welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm stephanie sy and these are our top stories at this hour, pretrial hearings are expected to begin for the first guantanamo detainee charged with a capitol offense in the tribunals and he is expected accused of the deadly attack on uss-cole in 2000 and 17 americans were killed in the attack. the copilot is accused of hijacking a plane to rome. and swiss officials say the pilot landed in geneva because he wanted to seek asylum and they are expected to call for a criminal investigation into human rights violations in north korea and u.n. is releasing a report this morning that alleges executions, raped, forced abortions and enslavement. a diplomatic solution to the
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syria crisis ended with agreement and leaders on all sides are playing the blame game and blamed the u.s. and said the u.s. had a negative climate for dialog and kerry had harsh words for russia and called on moscow to be part of the solution and not send weapons to the regime and saying he did not come to the negotiating table in good faith. >> assad wants to talk about terrorism and assad is a back end for terrorists and the principal back end of the region for attacking people to syria. moreover assad is engaging in state-sanctioned terror against his own people. >> reporter: key sticking points were a transition governing body and terrorism, a term often used by the government to describe rebel activity.
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on sunday hezbollah leaders called on them to stop fighting in syria and said if they left them alone his group would withdraw. this is the break down in the second round of talks is mr. brooks in los angeles this morning and mr. brooks thanks for joining us and they called them out for lack of movement of talks and should agree that the obstruction has made progress tougher and my question to you, with russia continuing to prop up the assad regime do kerry's words fall on deaf ears in damascus? >> there is no question it fell on deaf ears. if we look at this objectively the assad regime is in a good position with strong support from russia and iran. they dodged military action and they are playing, they are in a
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very good position right now. i think ultimately in order to sort of move to some type of progress on this issue the u.s. is going to need to engage with iran more. russia is sort of the far patron and iran is the near patron of the assad government and regime and to get to where we need to go i think we need to deal with iran more in order to do it. >> reporter: president obama mentioned over the weekend, mr. brooks, he is considering new ways to pressure the syrian president bashir al-assad and did not play out specifics on the table but could a military action be on the table or other pressure such as arming the militants and the opposition? >> well, you know, this is a very difficult thing obviously and president obama unfortunately has himself in trouble before with regard to sort of promising different sorts of actions on syria and the option is unlikely and i
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think the boat has sailed on that and not a popular option in the united states or in europe. it's very, very unlikely there could be some additional shipments to syria but the same types of actions of where are they winding up and who are we supporting will arise. without the engagement with iran and more work with russia it's very unlikely we will see an end to some stalemates. >> it's interesting you bring up iran there mr. brooks and he was not part of the geneva two talks here, do you think they should be part of any future negotiations to move this forward? >> they need to be. look, they are three and interconnected but three issues and finding a little settlement between the opposition and assad. there is the humanitarian crisis which is profound and the human rights violations of the assad regime and some of the rebels
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are tremendous with the refugee crisis and issues of terrorism and the danger that syria could become a launching ground of a new wave of terrorist threats to europe and the united states and there is overlap of the united states and iran with regard to terrorism at least what iran claims. it's typed to hold them to their world and see if they can play a constructive role rather than proping assad and they are close to assad and we have to deal with assad whether we look it or not and i don't like it but that is reality and we will find a path to at least emproving the situation. we are not talking about ideal scenarios, we are talking about minimal improvement. >> reporter: but they are a patron to hez -- hezbollah and
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what do you make of that development? >> well, i make that development that this is clearly a region crisis and the gulf is involved, iranians are involved. some of the solutions to the crisis are going to be facilitated through as i say new diplomatic arrangements between these countries and these power brokers in the region. and we also obviously want as much as we can to tone down the sectarian aspect of what is happening. i don't know if i would say hezbollah necessarily by acting at the behest of the iran government and if there is progress with iran i would expect hezbollah to respond to a different set of commands and could be sending a signal by saying this to begin with. >> reporter: with michael brooks policy analyst for the majority report and thanks for
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being with us. a deadly attack on egypt border and israel and a bus exploded in the sinai peninsula and four were killed and 13 injured in sunday's attack and went off while tourists were being dropped off at the hilton hotel and the device was planted under the driver's seat on the bus and a closed circuit tv camera caught the explosion. protesters are clearing the streets of kiev. the move was prompted by a government agreement to drop charges against activists and release jailed protesters. the protesters have occupied the square for more than two months. >> translator: starting from tomorrow law enforcement and judicial institutions will carry out procedures to drop criminal cases against cases of violent confrontation. >> reporter: opposition leaders are still keeping up the pressure on president viktor
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yanukovych and will talk about being a prime minister and maybe willing willing to show concessions. three diplomates ordered to leave venezuela saying they are telling students to join the opposition and nicholas announced the expulsion of the three u.s. people on tv and not identified but miduro said they were infiltrating universities under the guise of doing councelor and will keep up with the government. >> time and patience are short supply for most venezuela who said they are fed up with the president and the revolution. refusing to back down, they say they will continue defying a government ban on unauthorized protests. >> translator: there is a lot of division right now but we have to be strong and not go
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into chaos or step in the boxing ring and fight against each other. >> reporter: but even as they stood together some questioned how united they really are. >> translator: we are tired of crime, sencensorship and people getting killed everyday. >> reporter: this is a challenge for the opposition movement and policies and could determine who may lead it. the widespread antigovernment protest this week rushed lopez in the spotlight, taking a hard line stance against the government the former mayor helped to organize the student protest on wednesday which turned deadly. hour after police raided the home on sunday looking to arrest him he sent a video to supporters telling them to keep up the fight. >> translator: we are on the right side of history, justice and truth, stay strong and don't
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lose faith. >> reporter: his growing popularity is a challenge to opposition leader. on sunday the former presidential candidate called on the protesters to show restraint and called for calm. >> translator: we are losing our focus. we fought hard to get this far and try to have change in venezuela. >> reporter: they could now be taking two paths. >> translator: there is a division between the moderates and radicals, some believe the only way to fight against the government is to build a majority and win elections and others believe the government is undemocratic and to bring change is to take to the streets. >> reporter: back at the antigovernment protest, opposition members all agree on one thing, that they want to see a change in the government. but with elections five years
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away and majority of venezuela still supporting the president it's unclear just how they will make that happen. rachel with al jazeera, venezuela. >> reporter: the tus denies that it's plotting with the opposition president maduro and he said venezuela doesn't take orders from anyone. heroin laced with a powerful prescription drug is blamed on dozens of deaths across the east coast and they are made with fentanyl and it's 80 times more powerful than morphine and 80 people in new jersey, maryland and pennsylvania have died in resent weeks and similar out break killed hundreds in 2006. a pennsylvania woman accused of killing a man with her husband says she is a serial killer who murdered dozens of people and the latest twist in the story of
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the craig's list thrill killers and erica explains and one of many revealed in avail house interview. >> the headline of the small town pennsylvania newspaper says the craig's list killer says she lost count of how many people she kill at number 22. >> she says she has done this before. i said what is the actual number? she said under 100. >> reporter: tough words spoken through a soft voice according to newspaper reporter garcela who interviewed her to jail and lured 42-year-old in the car offering cheap sex on craig's list and according to police on the signal her husband sprang from the back seat and strangled her with a cord while she stabbed the man 20 times. >> at one point during the interview she says i understand it's probably a lot to hear. and i mean there is times where
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i was stuttered. >> reporter: she said the man deserved to die because he wanted to go through with the online deal even though she lied and told him she was only 16 years old. >> she never hesitated once. she never gave the impression of it was a rehearsal. >> reporter: she reportedly confessed to killing more people in alaska, texas, north carolina and california all part of an satanic, cult and did it to people who did bad things and did not deserve to be here any more. >> do you have remorse whatsoever and she said none. >> reporter: none of her claims have been confirmed by police but she told the local newspaper she could pinpoint the locations of the bodies on a map. the f.b.i. now says it's working with local law enforcement to investigate. erica with al jazeera new york. >> miranda barber and her husband plead not guilty in december to murder charges if
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convicted they could both face the death penalty. all right, taking a look at business news this morning, apple is reportedly kicking the tires on electric car maker tesla, a top executive of apple met with the ceo and the report has speculation that apple may be interested in buying tesla. kick starter is using urgers to change passwords and they were hacked and passwords and phone numbers were compromised and they can put in money to fund projects and no credit cards were compromised. wall street is closed for president's days and stocks off the best week of the year and they are shrugging off the data to raise it to the highest level since 2000 and one person expects stocks to continue to move higher. >> i would look for the market to rise probably for the year. this is 2014. probably between 5-10%.
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mostly back to its historical average of 7-8%. i do not look for it to be a correction even though in january you did see the market start on a small, little pull back and little corrections. >> reporter: asia stock rising after an increase in lending over the next and they are up 1%, europe it's higher on economic growth exceeded forecast. the amount of electronic waste in the world is exploding and will grow a third over the next four years and 70% of the current waste end up in china and al jazeera, rob mcbride says the toxic junk is a major hazard. >> reporter: shipped in from around the world to one of the main ports for solid waste, some of the millions of tons of scrap metal that china processes every year and among the available is
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e-waste from the last generation of devices that the world does not want from laptops to mobile phones. in nearby villages in this part of eastern china evidence of the hazards caused by recycling toxic components. a government crack down on unregulated processing has forced recyclers to take refuge in yards and it's a pollution nightmare. it's a nuisance too for those people unlucky enough to live next to the port. >> translator: the situation is worse now compared with when we moved in a few years ago. the pollution is more serious and very bad for our health. >> reporter: two thirds of the scrap devices find their way to china and increasing of e-waste being processed here is home grown and will rise with
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affluence. >> at a plant outside beijing some tv and computer monitors on their way to a new recycled existence. able to handle nearly 2.5 million devices per year this plant is operating at about two thirds capacity. but it won't be long before china's appetite for newer devices means the plant will be operating at full strength. >> translator: the amount of e-waste keeps increasing as chinese people see their liveing standards rise and buying wide electronics and dumping more existing devices. >> reporter: 100 plants like this operating through the whole of china it's a sector that is set to expands. a new growth business making a living from outdated technology. rob mcbride, al jazeera, beijing. >> asia and africa have become dumping grounds for discarded
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electronic goods and legal to export them if they are reused for refu fusfush -- refurbishe using hydroponics and doing more with less. we have a wet flow the west and snow where you may be getting sick of it and the forecast. this is the detroit skyline and it's a chilly two degrees in the motor city and getting ready for more snow today.
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only on al jazeera america ahead a basement hydroponic farm feeding the hungry and homeless and let's look at where the snow and rain may fall across the country and nicole mitchell is here. >> i hope you are enjoying your
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holiday and as i mentioned earlier the jet stream that helps steer the weather system is going west to east instead of digging in and means the weather systems will scoot across the country quickly and helping with the flow on the west coast and more persistent rain and this is dry part of the country and snow higher elevations and the winds blowing it out times and watch for this out west and because of so much rain a lot of the rivers are getting at the saturated point. the system in the midwest and moving quickly and you see heavy cores of snow and moves to detroit later today you could see 6" and to the east coast by tonight and back to you. >> thank you, hydroponic farming is a gardening method that goes back to the 17th century and seattle is using it to help the hungry and homeless back on
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their feet and we explain how it works. >> when the founder of the millionaire club decided on a name. >> we wanted everyone to think they had money. >> reporter: the seattle nonprofit continues to serve thousands of people down on their luck, a good meal and a job lead or two is what whats on the first floor of the millionaire club. down four flights of stairs past the boxes of canned goods and in the basement is a full-fledged farm along with a farmer. >> growing butter and green leaf and red oak lettuce. >> reporter: this is a technique thousands of years old with a modern touch. it's hydroponic gardening and minerals and led lights stand in for the sun and no pesticides to deal with because there are no bugs. >> put it in a blender and feed it to your baby and the baby
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would be healthier for it. >> reporter: it takes four weeks for it to turn into a full head of lettuce and half the time of a traditional garden and the down side for a nonprofit is the price, the 250 square foot garden cost $30,000 to build and take the charity three years to pay it off. executive director jim miller argues saying doing away with buying or the cost of shipping in food. >> we look at probably 300-400 on produce per day. >> reporter: the club will sell produce to restaurants. savings and profits will be used to grow and support all of the program force the homeless and others looking for work. >> they are also going out on the job site with a full stomach, with a meal, nice breakfast and so they are not working hungry. >> reporter: it's a goal miller says that is very much in line with the mission. only the best are members of this millionaire's club, tonya
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with al jazeera, seattle. >> hydroponic greenhouses can cost 20 times more than a traditional greenhouse. a reality peacher using snakes has died from a snake bite and jamie was the star of the show snake salvation and handling a rattlesnake saturday night when he was bit and refused medical attention and died at his home and preached that believers could not be harmed by snake bites because they were annointed by god. and bronze masks awarded to winners and gravity and "american hustle" were top contende contenders at the awards and we report from the red carpet in london. >> even the biggest movie stars in the world need some help staying smart now and again. at hollywood's royalty was all
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over the red carpet in london but had to make way for the real thing as prince william turned up to make this woman a fellow and one an oscar was won once by playing his grandmother, the queen and gravity was up for 11 awards and best film and had been one of the favorites. the entire cast, all two of them are american and the movie is set in space but this still counts as a british film and here is why. it was filmed here and the fact of the matter is it's an international endeavor you know and the practices are an international film awards and it just so happens that british film making involves talent from europe and both sides of the atlantic and winfrey lost out
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and this person played a pirate against tom hanks captain phillips and captain phillips had nine nomination for the ten and they had "12 years a slave" and steve mcqueen's drama of a man sold into slavery and took $30 million in the first five weeks in the uk alone and missed out on prizes but took best actor and this was the best picture and that is it for another year, the first in many where there was not one, not two but four contenders for all top prizes and will we have the same results for the oscars and not long to wait because academy awards take place in two week's
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time and this is in london. >> reporter: the british academy film awards are run by an independent charity with help from the royal family and it is held each year in the oprah house. good morning libby. >> reporter: good morning the u.n. releases a report in just an hour alleging human rights violations in north korea and the report is expected to call for crime prosecution by the international court. a pilot hijacked an ethiopian airlines and flew to geneva because he wanted asylum and they are having hearings for a man in guantanamo prison and accused of planning the attack on uss-cole. democrats and republicans square off about bill clinton's affair with monica lewinsky involves hillary clinton and 60 years of
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work with mad cartoonist joining the illustrator's hall of fame. i'm nicole mitchell and after cold weeks the eastern part of the country is in for a warm up and i will have the forecast. >> and libby and i are back in 2 1/2 minutes. ♪ people. >> the efforts are focused on rescuing stranded residents. >> we pursue that story beyond the headline, pass the spokesperson, to the streets. >> thousands of riot police deployed across the capital. >> we put all of our global resources behind every story. >> it is a scene of utter devastation. >> and follow it no matter where it leads - all the way to you. al jazeera america, take a new look at news.
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>> it's place that would make your hair stand on ends. no words would make you understand what this place is like. >> torture, enslavement and other aastrosties, the details will be released later this morning. >> mitt romney taking aim at a hillary clinton campaign. why he says her husband, former
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husband bill clinton is a liability. >> cuban compiles open their arms. when they see me on it is streets, they ask me how i'm doing in school. >> a grube of students hoping the experience here will lead to big changes back home. >> i had one challenge that got me out of trouble in many places, which was my ability to draw funny cartoons. >> cartoonist al jaffe looks back at his 50 year career with mad magazine. >> good morning, welcome to aljazeera america. i'm libby casey. >> i'm stephanie sy. the united states nations has proof the north regime committed
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unspeakable crimes. a report will detail the accusations. >> the u.n. wants three generations of the ruling kim family punished for the crimes. aljazeera has more from people who lived through the alleged atrocities. >> it is a place that would make your hair stand on end. no words would help you understand what this place is like. >> kim spent years in the prison camp. from sunrise to sunset, you work. there are no set working hours. you get up at 330 only and work until dark. >> she managed to escape the country, giving evidence to the united nations and south korean capitol seoul to their year long investigation into the regime. according to a leaked summary of
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the report, it is evidence of torture, widespread abductions and murder. defectors spoke of extermination camps. >> i have escort add father and son to camp 16, then the whole family was sent. the relatives would be sent to camp 11 and that's called exterminating the three generations of a family. i have witnessed two killing methods, one is getting the prisoner to dig their own grave, the second method, the prisoner comes into an office and told to take a seat. behind a screen, two people are holding on to what looks to me like a rubber rope. it gets wrapped around their neck. >> north korea has a guilt by association law, whole families can be locked up often with no knowledge of their crime. >> i may be the culprit, but the other six members of my family were forced to go with me to the prison camp without knowing the
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charge. >> more than 80 victims spoke during public hearings. many spoke of the starvation of their fellow prisoners. >> people got so hungry they would eat anything, from dog food and cattle feed and beans left on the ground. i have heard that some people ate beans and kernels stuck in animal dung. >> north korea denies crimes against humanity of taking place. >> the report will be released on line at 8:00 a.m. eastern. the u.n. homes the findings will open and inquiry into the crimes by an international tribunal. >> the co pilot of a jet is accused of highjacking the plane in an attempt to get asylum. it was heading from ethiopia to
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rome when taken to geneva. the airline is making arrangements to fly passengers to their issue tended destinations. >> three u.s. diplomats have been ordered to leave venezuela, accused of inciting students to join the anti-government opposition. the venezuela president went on t.v. sunday to announce the expulsion of the three u.s. consular officials. they were not identified, but he said the diplomats were infiltrating universities under the guise of doing official business involving student visas. the president says he will not tolerate threats to venezuela's sovereignty. >> the leader of venezuela's opposition movement said despite a warrant for his arrest plans to attend a demonstration tuesday. he hasn't been seen in public for days. he's wanted by the government, accused of provoking violent protests. three people were killed during a demonstration last wednesday. lopez says he's done nothing wrong and the government can
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arrest him altitudes's rally. >> anti-government protestors are clearing the streets in ukraines capitol, the move prompted by a government agreement to drop charges against activists and release jailed protestors. they have occupied the capitol square for more than two months. it's a sign that both sides want to reduce tensions. >> a handshake to seal the agreement under the watch of international observers, the occupation finally came to an end. after weeks of negotiations between the government and protestors. >> it is two steps, both sides made a step toward each other. both sides made a compromise. >> activists vowed they will be back if the government did not stick to its part of the deal. >> we only want a peaceful resolution. we don't want violence, but if we're forced into it, we're ready to fight back the occupants. >> it's been two months since the demonstrators took the city
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hall. all charges will be dropped, a gesture to diffuse the on going political crisis that has paralyzed the country. >> starting from tomorrow, law enforcement and judicial institutions will carry out the sieges to drop criminal cases against the cases of violent confrontation. >> while the amnesty struck a conciliatory tone, some weren't sure how it would play out. >> it's hard to consider this a victory or defeat. for those arrested, the protests are worth it. >> it followed the president's decision to abandon a trade pact with the european union and seek a bailout from russia. support for the president free mains popular in the east and
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south of the country. it triggered off a greater movement for civil rights. it will be a test for his leadership. >> the president is expected to present a candidate for prime minister this week and some suggest who he chooses could show whether he is willing to make more concessions. >> talks aimed at finding a diplomatic solution to the syria crisis ended without agreement. leaders on all sides are playing the blame game. syria's foreign minister blamed the u.s. for the talks failing, saying the u.s. created a very negative climate for dialogue. secretary of state john kerry had harsh words for syrias ally russia, calling on moscow to be part of the solution and not send weapons to bashar al assad regime. kerry also accused assad of not coming to the negotiating table in good faith. >> bashar al assad has not engaged in the discussions along
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the promise and required that russia and the regime spoke up for that said they would come to geneva and accept the basis for negotiations. they have refused and opened up one moment of discussion legitimately about the transition government. >> key sticking points in geneva were a transitional governing body and terrorism, a term often used by the government to describe rebel activity. >> meanwhile sunday, hezbollah's leader called on political forces in the arab world to stop fighting in syria. he promised if they left syria alone, his group will also withdraw. >> in addition to comments on talks to end the conflict, secretary of state john kerry said the world must work together to tackle climate change. he dismissed those who refused to recognize it addressing a
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group of students in indonesia. >> we just don't have to him to let a few loud interest groups highjack climate conversation. when i say that, you know what i'm talking about? i'm talking about big companies that like it the way it is that don't want to change and spend a lot of money to keep you and me and everybody from doing what we know we need to do. >> kerry said he's committed to convincing developing nations to take a stake in addresses climate control, but asian economies have resisted, saying the u.s. should shoulder most of the economic burden. >> it is confirmed all 18 people onboard a small plane were killed when it crashed in nepal. it went down in bad weather and rescuers dealt with heavy rain and high wind to reach the crash site. it went down sunday 125 miles west of the capitol. the army says all 18 bodies have
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been recovered. >> three people were killed when a small plane crashed into a cliff in colorado. the single engine plane crashed shortly after taking off en route to another area of colorado. it went down in light snow. the wreckage was found a mile from the runway six hours after the plane took off. >> a weekend ski trip ends tragically in colorado. two people were killed in a large avalanche in ledville saturday. the city is 100 miles southwest of denver. the bodies were found sunday. a group of skiers triggered slide. two others were also hurt but managed to make to it safety. sixty people have died from avalanches in colorado this year. >> people on cape cad in massachusetts are digging out from a major storm up to 15 inches of snow falling on the cape over the weekend. at its peak, more than 20,000
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people lost power. 5,000 are still waiting for the electricity to come back on and more snow is he can specked to hit that area tomorrow. >> the endless winter. >> stephanie, parts of the midwest are dealing with another round of wintery weather today. let's bring in nicole mitchell, meteorologist, who we do not hold responsible for the weather. >> i appreciate that part of it. what we were just talking about, cape cod tomorrow is in the midwest for today. as we get off here, this is the system that we're following. you can see it as we look at it a little more close i in places like minnesota. reporting heavy snow, visibility. des moines, that is icy stuff. it all heads toward the east coast by overnight tonight. as it does this, a core could get up a six inches, a lot of places two to four. it's a quick moving system because of the pattern that has been going through. it will keep systems moving. at least they don't linger, which gives it a chance to dump
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more snow, but you can see this hitting the east coast as we get tonight into tomorrow and already clearing until tuesday before we get the next run. a few people have been enjoying it. i got out and did cross country skiing yesterday, more people heading out today because of the holiday. >> the pattern has been colder than average for most of the winter season. by the time we get toward the end of the week, we're actually going to see a little warm up finally, some temperatures in the 40's and 50's, even for parts of the midwest, that's going to be at least one nice thing we have to look forward to by the week's end. in the meantime, the western half of the country starts to get cold air. they haven't dealt with as much of it. that's a fair trade-off. >> the u.k. bracing for more rain this week. nearly 1 million homes have been without power, some towns under
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water for weeks. at least three people have died as a result of the storms. the prime minister is warning the worst is still ahead. the storm has had surprising victims, young seals. at a sanctuary, they are caring for these animals. >> we're in cornwall. these guys have been here a couple of months, longer than they normally would be. a few were released this morning. a couple of hopefully going to go out tomorrow. the director of the sanctuary, trevor, the sanctuary is full to the before him because of the weather. >> we've rescued 58 pups, last year 48 for the whole year and we still have several weeks of season to go. >> because of the weather, you can't let them go. >> eve only been able to do two releases. that's left us with 47 pups still on site, which is kind of
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exceptional this time of year. >> a lot of the other pools very, very full. because the waves are too big, these guys can helpfully go out to the ocean tomorrow. it is still raining here, the winds picking up. they hope the weather holds at least to get these guys where they're supposed to be. they're not supposed to really be used to humans. they're supposed to stay wild and they're hope to go get them out tomorrow. >> these storms have been going on for more than two weeks now. what are some of the other impacts to the environment besides these poor seals? >> these seals are built for bad weather and the fact that they are washing up gives you an idea of how bad the weather is. they've been flooded for nearly two months.
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you usually get that kind of weather here, but they're bracing for higher rivers here. it's a problem that's going to be expensive and go on for another couple of weeks if not months. >> thank you, jennifer. >> here are today's headlines making news around the world. u.s.a. today reports that the harsh winter storms of 2014 are hurting shippers across the country. that's interfere with trucking, meaning higher cost to say consumers at the stores. >> it makes sense it's start to go affect the economy. this is an interesting story out of the los angeles times. they're looking at this case in which justices are holding families holding drinking parties with underage kids. one charged attendants for the party. one person ended up dying. the court is considering punishing the parents.
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>> even charging a couple of dollars at the door of a house party can make the difference. >> it makes it a business. >> switzerland said cheese makers fear a backlash because of last week's immigration vote, essentially a quota cap that passed by narrow margins surprising many in switzerland and many may not want to buy the cheese now. >> there were cries of xeno phobia after that vote. >> coming up, former governor mitt romney weighing in on a potential presidential run by hillary clinton, saying her husband's political past may affect her future. >> a mixed verdict fueling further debate about florida's controversial stand your ground law. >> $400 million is our big number of the day.
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>> a dollar and a dream, that's today's big number, $400 million, it's the new powerball lottery jackpot. >> there was no winner, so the next is one of the largest prizes in the history of powerball. the next chance to win big is wednesday. take note, the winner could take home a lump sum of $227.8 million after taxes. >> that's enough to make you go buy a ticket. >> maybe one or two. >> welcome back to aljazeera america. former governor mitt romney is back in the political spotlight, weighing in on someone else's possible presidential run, hillary clinton. >> let's look at temperatures we expect across the nation today. good morning, nicole. >> you might feel like you won the lottery by the time we get
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to the end of the week with normal temperatures. right now, we've got 20's in the midwest. the one place we've got a core of colder air, around the great lakes, cleveland at one degree this morning. we do have a little risk, but by the coastline, we're in the teens. temperatures on the coastline there. today, the northeast is into the 30's, the midwest starting to get into the 30's. look at the temperatures, 40 degrees in chicago and into the 40's, most of the northeast. back to you guys. >> hillary clinton has not made an official announcement about her political future, but many expect the former secretary of state to run for president in 2016. some republicans, including another former presidential candidate mitt romney aren't wasting any time talking about her candidacy and taking some shots at her husband.
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>> as speculation mounts about hillary clinton's political future, it's her husband's path that could be problematic for her aspirations. mitt romney is the latest to weigh in on the scandal that threatened because's presidency. >> he embarrassed the nation. he breached his responsibility as an adult and leader with his relationship. that's unfortunate. >> 16 years after his affair with then white house intern monica lewinsky, the affair has suddenly resurfaced in the public conversations, especially among republicans who say it is fair game. >> i think everything's on the table. i mean, i don't see how someone just gets a pass on anything. i mean especially in today's politics. i think we're going to have a truck load of opposition research on hillary clinton. >> after laying foreplant for four years at the university of
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arkansas, documents owned by hillary clinton's close confidante diane blare received little notice until now. excerpts were recently posted on line. among the boxes of documents, a behind the scenes look during the lewinsky affair. >> i did not have sexual relations with that woman, ms. lewinsky. >> after his 1998 admission that he did in deed have an affair with lewinsky, blair white of the first lady, she is not trying to excuse him, it was a huge personal lapse, but he tried to break it off and pull away. some republicans including rand paul who may have presidential as sprayings of his own have been very blunt about any talk of a bill clinton return to the white house. >> he took advantage of a girl
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that was 20 years old and an intern in his office. there is no excuse for that, and that is predatory behavior. >> others say the affair should not be a factor in any potential clinton campaign. >> i think hillary clinton if she becomes the nominee will have plenty to discuss about her own record. i don't imagine that bill clinton is going to be a big part of it. >> it appears the campaigning has already started for an election two years away, even though no candidates have officially announced they are running. >> here to discuss mitt romney's comments and break down what may lie ahead in 2016, david goodfriend, former staff secretary to president clinton and former aid to president bush. good morning, gentlemen, mr. blakeman, we heard the comments from mitt romney.
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what do republicans gain from these criticisms. >> i don't think very much. they are barking up the wrong tree. he was impeached. did he bring disgrace? he did, but paid the price for it. he is not running for office. hillary clinton is. hillary clinton served in a very high position for president obama, as secretary of state. it doesn't get higher than that. i think if hillary does run, republicans would be smart to concentrate on her and her record and bill clinton's approval ratings are still very, very high. you don't gain anything by attacking bill clinton if hillary clinton is the candidate. >> what does that do for the republican party? does it pivot the party in a direction that doesn't make sense? >> i think it does. round paul is vindictive and a little bit out of touch. him raising this against hillary i think will backfire on him. if you look at bill clinton's
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approval ratings, they're quite high compared to other recent presidents and those presidents who are living, so i think rand paul is not being real smart in attacking bill clinton when hillary hasn't even announced. >> as we heard, hillary clinton hasn't announced any plans to run. if she does, how does bill clinton factor in to her campaign? does she bring him in and his legacy as pat into her run. >> as brad mentioned, bill clinton remains one of the most public figures today. he remains one of the best political consultants. candidates seek out his advice actively right now and his appearances in their home state and district. why? because he has an innate political sense that i don't think we've seen in our life times or anyone else and he still has the ability to track people across the political
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spectrum. getting back to rand paul, there is a race for the nomination that has to happen first in the republican party and mentions backis sort of like a dog whistle to conservatives. they get it. it's bad, they hate him. they've always hated him. i worked in the white house when that impeachment proceeding started. it was the first time in something like 70 years that the party in power actually picked up seats in the mid terms, indicating republicans overplayed their hands then and run the risk of doing it now if they attack him. >> the war on women, this label that the gop has been painted by democrats and women's groups, what does this do to the conversation? is there a dapping their republicans will essentially blame hillary clinton for her husband's adultery? >> it doesn't make sense. i don't think you're going to in
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garity yourself with women. hillary has a record on her own. she was first lady, served at secretary of state. attack hillary fairly on her record and leave bill out of it. he's very popular and he raise as ton of money. if anything, it will galvanize democrats against republicans a, and we're trying to attract democrats, especially conservative ones and independents and that's not the right message. >> let's take it back to present day. how will these conversations affect current politics? david good friend, what does it say about today? >> well, we're in a permanent campaign mode. i think that's certainly clear, but i find it interesting that we're not having this conversation this morning about
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the 2014 mid terms, which are very much upon us. clearly, the senate could go either way. it could fall into republican hands, it could barely stay in democratic hands, but this is a big mid term election. i find it at that others would want to turn the attention to 2016 now as to focusing on the 2014 mid terms. i think that's an indication that in presidential terms, thinking about the landscape for 2016, the republicans still have not landed on their horse. they are in trouble and this is an indication of that dynamic. >> thank you, david good friend, former staff secretary for former president bill clinton and former aide to president bush. >> apple is kicking the tires on electric carmaker tesla. a top executive of apple secretly met with c.e.o. ilan
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musk. apple may be interested in buying tesla. kickstarter is urging password changes. emails were hacked and pass words and phone numbers compromised. it is where money can be given to help kickstart projects. >> on wall street, u.s. markets are closed for president's day, stocks coming off their best week of the week. economic data lifts nasdaq to it's highest level since 2000. news is making investors feel confident. >> janet yellen said we are going to be focusing on inflation and job creation. what that means is they're not really going to change their focus. they're still going to be injecting the liquidity into the marketplace, sue the economy. >> overseas markets are open today. in asia, stocks rising after a
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report showing an increase in lending by china's banks. in europe, stocks are mostly higher on optimism about the economic growth. >> a mixed verdict against a florida man on trial accused of opening fire on a group of teenagers. >> the ripple affect the ruling could have on the state's controversial stand your ground law. >> a group of cuban college students coming to the u.s. looking to improve their lives and that of their countrymen. >> it started as a sort of naughty little trouble maker. >> the artist behind one of mad magazines, how his art has been making people laugh for 14 mist years. >> bodie miller's latest medal brought him to tears. a look at sunday's olympic developments straight ahead.
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>> happy president's day. you're looking at a live shot of federal hall in new york city and the statue of the country's first president, george washington. good morning and welcome back to aljazeera america. >> a group of women are taking a stand against guns. the message they're bringing to the white house on a weekly basis. >> college students from cuba are spend ago semester in the u.s. and hope their education may lead to changes in their country. >> cartoonist al jaffe has doodled for a living and is making sure his brand of humor lives long after he's gone. >> race and self defense once again at the forefront of a murder case in florida. over the weekend, a jury found
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michael dunn guilty, but couldn't agree whether or not the lethal force was justified. he said he felt threatened, even though teenagers were unarmed. he was not convicted of the most serious charge, premeditated murder. >> he basically said how is this happening. >> prosecutors say they will retry dunn on the outstanding charge later this year. >> join us to discuss the verdict and its wider impact is leanne buchanan, co chair of the national task force on stand your ground laws, joining us from miami this morning. thanks so much for being with us. how did the stand your ground law play into this jury's deliberate races? >> good morning, thank you for having me. well, the stand your ground law played into this jury's determination because in effect, stand your ground is florida's
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self defense law, the argument being as we heard through the trial, that michael dunn had the ability to meet force with force when he felt he was threatened in that particular situation. >> so, michael dunn was convicted of four of the five charges. the first degree murder charge ended in a mistrial. what do you think led to that decision by the jury and did the stand your ground law impact that particular charge. >> well, speaking in my personal capacity, not on behalf of the a.b.a., i can tell you that first degree murder is a very difficult burden to prove, and some of the facts that we've heard throughout the trial were it's tough to meet the burden of first degree murder, tough to show premeditation. we saw that michael dunn had to reach into his glove compartment to retrieve the gun and there was a question as to whether or not it was actually
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premeditated. the jury obviously could not make the determination as to whether or not his fear or threat of the teenagers in that vehicle was indeed justified. >> isn't that the complicated part of the stand your ground law, that the jury must determine the level of fear that the defendant or that the plaintiff feels. >> that's correct. that speak to say another question, quite frankly, which is why do people fear others that may be of a different race and how do they manifest those particular fears? in fact, there's a growing body of social science research that speaks to the issue whether or not implicit by prejudices people may hold, how these impact perception of another person and the degree to which you may fear that other person. that's definitely an issue with respect to stand your ground laws, a subjective progression
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of fear. >> the effectiveness of stand your ground laws in communities, as well as this racial component, how do the results of this trial, he faces 60 years in prison, possibly, how does this trial affect your assessment of how this law's been applied in this case? >> well, the stand your ground task force is looking at a variety of things, one of which is to what degree do stand your ground laws impact ethnic minorities. one of the questions we're grappling with and traveling across the country hearing testimony on this issue is do stand your ground laws disproportionately impact minorities. we're looking at cases pike the treyvon martin case, this michael dunn case to address this issue. one of our researchers, professor is working alongside the task force to look at statistics which bear out whether there are
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disproportionate determine is as in the use of self defense in stand your ground states along racial lines, to what extent do these disparities exist. >> thanks for joining us this morning. >> thank you very much for having me. >> in washington, d.c., some retirees with a lot of experience at demonstrations are now taking a stand on gun control. as lisa stark reports, they are out every week to make their point about mass shootings across the u.s. >> it is all too familiar, and yet shockingly horrifying. newscasters again reporting another mass shooting, this time at a cole movie theater. >> at least 15 people are dead, 50 others are injured. >> we decided it was time to do something. >> incensed by the gun violence, these women dusted off their protest shoes. >> we had been out on the sheet for against the vietnam war, civil rights, against aids
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discrimination, women's rights and we decided we needed to do something. >> nearly every monday since the aurora, colorado shootings in july of 2012, the women and a few men, come out to support more restrictive gun legislation. >> what has brought you out here monday, monday after monday after monday? >> i have two grandchildren. i want them to go to school without worrying about them being shot. i want my children to be able to walk to a movie or to go to the mall without worrying about being shot. >> it is too familiar, yet shockingly horrifying, newscasters again reporting another mass shooting, this time at a colorado movie theater. >> 15 people are dead, 50 others injured. >> we decided it was time to do something. >> incensed by the gun violence, these women dusted off their protest shoes. >> we had been out on the street against the vietnam war for civil rights, against aids
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discrimination, women's rights and we decided we needed to do something. >> nearly every monday since the aurora, colorado shootings in july of 2012, the women and a few men come out to support more restrictive gun legislation. >> what has brought you out here monday, monday after monday after monday. >> i have two grandchildren. i wanted them to go to school without them worrying about them being shot. i want my children to be able to walk to a movie or to go to the mall without worrying about being shot. >>age bitterly cold washington, d.c. monday, only a few passers by stopped to take notice. >> you wouldn't have a gun in your home? >> nope. >> why motte? >> because the statistics i've seen show that it's more likely to hurt someone i care about than someone who might want to hurt me. >> a gun at home increases the homicide by three and suicide
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three to five times to homes without a gun. since they began their protest, six were gunned down at a temple in wisconsin. twenty small children, six duties killed at sandy hook elementary and 12 dead at the navy yard. after sandy hook, the president spoke forcefully about gun laws. little changed. the group blames congress and the power of the n.r.a., which did not return our calls for comment. >> it has been more than 80 monday's since the aurora colorado shoot thank prompted this protest. the demonstrators say they'll keep coming back as long as it takes. >> do you feel being out here really makes a difference, though? >> it makes a difference to me. >> after two hours in the cold, it is time to put away the signs, but not their resolve. they'll be back next monday and the monday after this. lisa stark, aljazeera, washington. >> those judgevilles are held
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outside the white house. the protestors say they are motivated by the number of mass shootings in the u.s., which they keep tabs of every week. >> germany is proposing steps to protect the internet from the u.s. angela merkel is in favor of blocking the internet from american web services in order to deter the u.s. from spying on germans. the proposal would keep data from passing through the u.s. revelations of mass surveillance prompted huge concerns in europe. reports leaked last year revealed her personal cell phone was among those tapped by the u.s. >> president obama has some stern words for uganda over a proposed law criminalizing homosexuality, plan to go sign the bill which would imprison gay people for life. mr. obama said if leaders
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continues such discrimination it would hurt the countries relationship with the u.s. uganda receives more aid from the united states than any other nation, more than $400 million a year. >> chelsea clinton said progress on gay rights were made in 2013, but there is still a long way to go. the former first daughter made the statement at the inaugural meetion of the human rights foundation in las vegas. she said lbgt issues are the unfinished business of the 21st century. >> an anti gay bill in consist has been shot down. it would have allowed businesses to refuse service to say homosexuals. state senators said it bordered on discrimination. >> 16 students started college in miami and made history, the first time in over 50 years cuban citizens came to the u.s. to study. we talked to the exchange
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students about their experience so far. >> i'm very impressed. we have internet and i want isn't restricted. students in my country don't have internet. >> he is describing his first impressions as an exchange student in the united states. >> when a college student doesn't have access to internet, i believe their studies are in competent compared to other countries. >> he and others belong to a group of 17 cuban exchange students who arrived in january. the exchange program has no ties to the cuban government but taking plagues for the first time in five decades since the castro regime eased travel restrictions for cubans on the island. they say they were victims of persecution for their political actions against the communist dogma. his paintings which lampooned cuban policies often landed him in jail. >> i was kidnapped and held for
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four days. >> banned for life from universities in cuba for leading a student opposition group, he wants to pursue a career in diplomacy. >> i'm here to be a sponge, my purpose to absorb the necessary knowledge from the curriculum and extra click larr activities. >> the students started with english courses before taking on other core subjects. >> how is your english? >> no is bad, but no is good. >> the group were hand picked for human rights in cuba in conjunction with miami dade college. much of their expenses, such as tuition, room and board are paid for by cuban american organizations here in miami. >> from the time all cubans are born, they hear about the compile community, about the terrorist compile and compile that forget about cuba. >> the cuban compile has opened
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their arms. when they see me in the streets, they ask me how i'm doing in school. they feel like family. >> the students are free to take in the sights of their host city, however they say they're eager to return to their homeland in june to continue their work for a democratic cuba. aljazeera, miami. >> american students often travel to cuba to study abroad, but cuban students have rarely studied here. >> a share of highs and lows in the olympics made history on the slopes in sochi. >> bodie miller's having quite a career. he won a sixth olympic medal sunday, the second highest total for an american in winter olympic history. that doesn't tell the whole story about why sunday was emotional for him. >> bodie miller, at 36, won
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bronze in the superg. in a third place tie with canada. the win brought him to tears. he later tweeted: miller's younger brother, a competitive snowboarder died last april after a seizure. >> to pass away the way he did, it sort of connected with my sort of journey coming back, and today i felt like that was all very connected and very raw and emotional for me, and i just in the finish, it just all kind of came out. >> his teammate hadn't placed in a single world cup event since taking olympic bronze four years, but came from nowhere to medal, this time taking the silver. ice skating duo are primed to become the first americans to win gold in olympic ice dancing. he dazzled the crowd to win the
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short skate program, scoring a record personal best. the reigning world champs return to the ice today in the final event, the free dance. >> i felt like i was in a dream. i just felt like, you know, everything's really coming together and we have our work cut out for us, but feeling good. >> the u.s. men's hockey team wraps up the preliminary round of competition with a decisive win. hats off to hat tricker phil kessel, scoring two of his three goals in the opening half minute. he's the first to get a hat trick in 12 jeers. >> winning the first three games was our first goal. now it's a one game tournament. >> team u.s.a. gets a bye into the quarter finals. >> here's a look at the medal count so far, the netherlands has the lead with seven total medals. the u.s. women's hockey team's
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game with sweden is underway, no score right now in the first period. >> you may not know his name, but most likely have seen his work. the 92-year-old cartoonist still drawing for one of comedy's most recognizable magazines after more than six decades.
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taking the impossible from lab ... to life. on techknow, our scientists bring you a sneak-peak of the future, and take you behind the scenes at our evolving world. techknow - ideas, invention, life. on al jazeera america >> you're looking at a live shot of the u.s. capitol building on a sunny but chilly president's day. good morning, welcome back to aljazeera america. >> up next, a high honor is set to be given to one professional core tunist whose work has been a stale in mad magazine for over 50 years. >> rain and snow are falling
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today. nicole mitchell joins us. >> we have more on the way. this week, we have an active pattern. you get a few more storms with the jetstream. already something in the midwest, another into the northwest. we've been dealing with quite a bit of rain lately. this is an area that needs it, because it's been such a consistent flow, you can see the channel coming off the water. we do have a lot of advisories up, even avalanche problems over the weekend in colorado. you can see more of that concern in utah. stay in the safe areas. the midwest, this system impacting the midwest today with areas of heavy snow will quickly move to the east coast tonight. >> al jaffe began his career in the 1940's and still at it. he is slated to join the society
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of illustrators hall of fame. we have the story of how a young immigrant trouble maker made a career making people laugh. >> i had one talent that got me out of trouble in many places, and both in lithuania and savannah and new york, which was my ability to draw funny cartoons. >> that ability to take humorous ideas and turn them into cleverer illustrations led to a long illustrious career in comics. the 60 year body of work he's crafted for mad magazine, with a twinkle in his eye, he admits it's his best stuff. >> it started out as a sort of naughty little trouble maker who was going to make fun of everything. everything was fair game.
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>> that was the beginning. most recently featuring president obama, spoofed as a spy boss on the cover of mad's privacy issue. tarted mostly to kids evolved into political satire, poking fun at pop culture. now 92 years young, he is still a regular contributor. on this day, he's working on his trademark feature, the mod fold in. >> the other day, when i was making changes for a fifth or sixth time, all i could think of was it's the fold in from hell. i mean, i don't know why i'm having so much trouble with it. >> that perfectionist zeal has produced amazing results. those fold-ins have appeared in almost every issue of mad since 1964. that's a lot of core tunes, cartoons that piled up inside jaffe's time capsule of a studio.
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>> and here i'm going into the jaffe inner sanctum where i've collect add lot of junk that i can't get anyone to take. >> junk, hardly, coveted, you bet. a willing and wanting taker approached him at a comic book collection. >> mad had a strong cultural heritage to me. to meet him is like meeting god. >> now, much of al's work from his personal archives, some published and some that hasn't seen the light of day is being acquired by columbia university. >> i got almost everything in my career came out of new york city, and i think that i should give something back to new york city. >> fitting that mr. i can't have
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fee, a new york institution will leave his legacy and city where it all began. aljazeera, new york. >> in 2005, columbia's university's library only had four graphic novels and today 4,000. >> at the end of our second hour, stephanie has a glance at what we're looking at this morning. >> the united nations is set to release a report in just a few minutes alleging human rights violations in north korea. the report is expected to call for criminal prosecution by the international courts. swiss officials say a pilot highjacked an ethiopian airlines plane to geneva for asylum. >> pretrial hearings are beginning for high ranking al-qaeda leader at guantanamo accused of attacking the attack on the us.s. coal. >> pan door race taking on one of the music industry's licensing giants in a battle over royalty payments.
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>> people little so hungry they would eat anything, cattle food and beans left on the ground. >> horrifying stories of life behind bars in north korea. we are moments away from a release on a report of alleged human rights abuses by the regime. >> thousands were slaughtered in the ball cans in the 1990s, many comparing it to the blood she
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had in syria. >> she said she killed people she met through craigslist. >> opening a pandora's box of legal issues, the court case that could change the way we listen to music. >> welcome back to aljazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm libby casey. the u.n. believes it has enough proof to hold the he north korean regime responsible for unspeakable crimes against its own people. >> the u.n.'s human rights counsel will hold a press conference on findings expected to reveal tales of torture,
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enslavement, violence and political oppression. one woman spoke to us about her experience. >> it's a place that would make your hair stand on end. no words would help you understand what this place is like. from sunrise to sunset you work. there are no set working hours. you get up at 3:00 a.m. and work until dark. >> the u.n. wants three generations of the rule kim family punished for the crimes. aljazeera's james bays has more on the allegations north korea faces. >> a north korean defector weeps as she recalls the oppression her family faced before she escaped. public hearings were held on three continents. many asked for their identities to be withheld. there have been investigations, but never one as comprehensive as this.
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getting a clear picture of what goes on in the secretive state where people cope with extreme deprivation and starvation is very difficult. the international inquire rye finds there's massive repression, courture, systemic rape and abduction of foreigners. many of these counter crimes against humanity, all a part of a planned system of political control. north korea's leader kim yogg un recently executed his uncle. he took over for his father two years ago. the chairman has written a letter to him. he said his commission will recommend the u.n. refer the situation in the democratic people's republic of korea to the official criminal court to render all those, including
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possibly yourself who may be responsible for crimes against humanity. no no one will be able to say if only we'd known about north korea. now everyone will know, and it will be in our report a wake up signal to the world and hopefully to the leaders in north korea. >> the commission of inquiry may want leaders to face international justice but does not have the power to make that happen. >> this hard hitting report will be presented to the human rights counsel in about a month's time and pass it to the international assembly. none of those have the powers to refer things to the international criminal court. only the security council can do that and that's where china has a veto. >> an international court case seems a distant prospect, but this report, backed with the
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weight of the u.n. perhaps brings it a little closer. james bays, aljazeera at the united nations in geneva. >> north korea is denying all of the allegations. in a statement, the government called the u.n. report fabricated and invented and an instrument of political plot. they added the crimes do not exist in our country. >> the man accused of highjacking an ethiopian airlines plane is now in custody. the co pilot of the plane wanted swiss eye slum and took control of the aircraft. the plane was heading to rome when it was diverted to geneva. reports say the plane had a military escort and was circling over the swiss capitol for a few hours before landing there. according to the airlines website, the passengers and crew are now safe. the airlines is making arrangements to fly the passengers to their intended destinations. >> today, a suspected high
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ranking al-qaeda leader faces a u.s. military commission on charges from the attack on the u.s.s. coal, killing 17 u.s. eight lowers, injuring 39 others. he has been detained at guantanamo bay for the last seven years, charged with planning the attack, obtaining supplies and recruiting the suicide bombers involved. a law professor says a government admission that he was water boarded could save his life. >> the defense counsel requested information about the treatment of him because they want to introduce circumstances of torture to prime away stave off an execution. >> his attorney is arguing to prevent hearsay, testimony from people who cannot be questioned in court from being used at the trial. >> a pennsylvania woman accused of killing a man she met on line is telling a newspaper reporter that she's guilty of that murder and many, many more, this is the
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latest twist in the story of the alleged craigslist thrill killers. >> the headline of the small town pennsylvania newspaper suggests the accused craigslist killer said she lost count of how many people she killed at number 22. >> she said she has done this before. i said what's the actual number. she said under a hundred. >> tough words spoken through a soft voice, carding to the reporter who interviewed her ran da barber. she offered cheap sex on craigslist. on her signal, her husband spraining from the back seat and strangled him with a cord, while she stabbed the man 20 times. >> at one point, she said i understand that it's probably a lot to hear, and i mean, there's times where i was stuttered.
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>> she said the 42-year-old man deserved to die because he said wrong things, namely that he wanted to go through with the on line deal, even though she lied and told him she was only 16 years old. >> she never hesitated once. she never gave the impression of it was a rehearsal. >> she reportedly confessed to killing more people in alaska, texas, north carolina and california, all part of a satanic cult she joined where she was young. she insisted she only did it to people who did bad things. >> i said do you have any remorse whatsoever? she said none. >> she said if she got out of jail, she would kill again. she told the local paper she was sexually molested as a child by her uncle, later sentenced for sexual abuse. after that, she fell into a group of satan worshipers and say she committed her first murder at 13 years old. >> what about the other murders?
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what does law enforcement do with this information. >> at this point, it's just claims and they are looking into that. because there are other states involved, the f.b.i. is working with local law enforcement. her memory of these murders is so sharp, she says she could pinpoint the locations of the bodies on a map. >> thanks so much, erika. it's a tough story. >> very disturbing details. they pleaded not guilty for the murder and if convicted could face the death penalty. >> a weekend ski trip ends tragically in colorado. two people were killed in a large avalanche on saturday. the city is 100 files southwest of denver. the bodies were found sunday. a group of skiers triggered the slide, two others hurt maced to make to it safety. six people have died from avalanches in colorado so far this year. >> people in cape cod and massachusetts are digging out.
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ten to 15 inches of snow fell over the weekend. more than 20,000 people lost power. about 5,000 are still waiting for the electricity to come back on, and more snow is expected to hit the area tomorrow. as one storm moves out, another moves in. >> more winter weather headed for the northeast. meteorologist nicole mitchell has the forecast. good morning, nicole. >> you sound a little weary as you say that. i think a lot of people are weary. it has been storm after storm. this week, they'll move through quickly. the broader pattern, already the system in the midwest will by tonight make its way to the east coast. i'll show that you pattern that does that in just a second. right now, already this morning, we've had a core of heavy snow in minnesota, alexandria. des moines on the south side has gotten freezing rain. you're going to see slick conditions. as all of this continues to move across quickly, some places up to six inches, some places two
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to four. this will move by the east coast tonight. this is how all of this shapes up. you can see by the overnight hours. it moves through quickly moving into the day tuesday. then we'll have more chances after that. why are we getting the systems this week like that. we have a jetstream oriented west-east. that moves the systems across a little more quickly. when you have it carving more to the south, the jetstream helps steer these systems as upper level winds and that's when the systems dig in. you don't get as much mainly, but you can see more of them. by the end of the week, the jetstream heads to the north meaning warmer air is able to bubble in from the south, so at least we'll appreciate the mild temperatures, even if we see the weather stay a little bit active. back to you guys. >> the u.k. is bracing for more rain this week. the area has been hit by the
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worst flooding in decades. nearly 1 million homes have been without power, some towns under water for weeks. at least three have died as a result of these storms. the prime minister warns the worst is still ahead. the storm has also had surprising victims, young seals. jennifer glass is at a sanctuary where they are caring for them. good morning. >> good morning. now here it's a rare break of weather here. we're at the corner seal sanctuary on the western edge of england and if these guys cooperate, you can see the seals here. these guys are getting ready to be released. we saw the second release there, popping up to see the cameras. we saw a release this morning. part of the problem is they've caught more pups this year and they've had more washed ashore than last year, almost 60 have been washed ashore this year and they haven't been able to let them go, because the seas have been so rough. down here, that's been a big
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problem, the wind and seas. a lot of these guys, they try to let them go after two months at the most. some have been here since september. they released a few hurricane warning. they hope the weather will hold to release tomorrow. there's a dozen more. a few up in the hospital, it's been a rough year for these guys. these guys are built for weather, for rough seas, the rocky coastline. one or two washed up in back gardens by waves and ended up on the grass and that's why they're here. very difficult weather here is continuing across the country. >> the fact that even sea creatures can't withstand the floods is really saying something. what are the other environmental impacts they are seeing there? >> they're used to flooding every winter. they let it go. it's been two months now. we've seen tens of thousands of
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people really driven out of their homes. they can't get back because the water levels are still high there. they've brought in pumps to try to get the water from that flat area and down at the thames valley, watching the river very, very carefully. we've had rain here today. that will move further east. any rain has to get into this already saturated ground water and move down the thames. they are expecting river levels to rise. that is not good news for the people there. some only a few inches between them and rising river waters. it is not going to get better anytime soon. it could take weeks, if not months for water levels to drop and much longer to get into those water-sodden homes. people have never seen weather this bad in their life times. >> thank you, jennifer. it's not just the u.s. getting bad weather this winter. >> she became a crusader against organized crime, but today,
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guatemala's top prosecutor is asked to step down. what's behind the power grab by the nation's highest court. >> we tell the children we're cooking dinner, but actually, we're just boiling leaves. eventually they fall to sleep with an empty stomach. >> millions struggling to find food on a daily basis. the government of senegal said the u.n. is overstating the hung every cries. aljazeera goes for an inside look at the epicenter.
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>> today is president's day, school and government offices closed across the nation to mark the birth of our founding fathers. >> in george washington's home, mount vernon is free to the public today. there's a wreath laying ceremony planned, also patriotic music. >> washington was born 282 years ago on february 22. the holiday marks abraham lincoln's birthday on february 12. we did have live pictures of the
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george washington statue. there they are. that's george washington's statue on federal hall on wall street, the markets also closed on this president's day. >> the move to out of the guatemala's top prosecutor, we'll talk that in a minute. first, nicole mitchell has a look at the forecast. >> not a lot of people happy to hear there's more snow in the forecast for the northern tier ever country, but more excited about the warm up on the way. the northeast, 20's this morning in the midwest. since we've had a lot of mornings well below zero, this is not too bad. further in toward the great lakes, these temperatures have been on the rise, in some cases, five degrees over the last hour. cleveland now at six versus one, but dex the chilly spot this morning. through the rest of the day, 30's for the northeast today, the midwest, even to get above
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freezing this winter seems like an accomplishment. temperatures tomorrow in the 40's. we start to see mild air hit the east coast. it's really as we get into wednesday and thursday that we get some of that warm air, possibly even some 50's back, so i know a lot of places are going to like that, while the west gets colder air after a pretty mild winter. back to you guys. >> i'm afraid she's teasing us a little bit. thanks so much, nicole. >> guatemala's highest court asked the nations top prosecutor to step down seven months before her term ends. the dispute stems from when attorney general was first appointed. why human rights groups want her to stay in office. continue her fight against organized crime. >> some say she's the most form middable attorney general in history. now the high court has told her she must step down in may, seven months before she says her term
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would end. >> the institutions responsible for investigating and prosecuting crimes and administering justice must be autonomous and independent, cutting short the constitutional period of the post puts the institution of law at risk. >> since appointed in 2010, she has confronted some of her country's most powerful and feared figures. she brought former dictator to trial an genocide charges for his alleged role in mass ask hers during guatemala's civil war. >> while the constitutional court overturned the conviction, her achievements haven't gone unnoticed. in 2013, she was nominated for the noble piece prize. many expect interference in the
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court's decision. >> i think they felt afraid because of the genocide trial, that they would be prosecuted next. private sector have declared that she get out. >> some legal experts say the constitutional court's decision has nothing to do with the political devise i haveness that plagues guatemala. >> the constitutional lawyer says the attorney general's term has to start and end in may. it's in the constitution. paz was appointed in september, 2010, after another torn general was removed. that's why she thinks she has time to serve. >> the problem we have in guatemala is that although the constitution is known. it is understood by that many people, nor do many understand the concept of constitutional law, which for me is fundamental. >> now that she is leaving, there will be considerable interest in who replaces her and
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what they will bring to one of the most important roles in the country. aljazeera, guatemala city. >> the u.n. commission is concerned that the decision to out of the her would impact a number of investigations. >> pakistan's rising polio epidemic threatens neighboring countries. the virus is spread to go countries where the disease had been eradicated. pakistan had double the cases. one reason for the increase, health workers have increasingly become targets of violence. >> after 2011. >> we never saw people attacking health workers. the attacks started in june, 2012. >> according to unicef, 40 volunteers have been killed and another 39 injured in the country in the past two years. sunday, a road sidebaum killed a
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policeman guard ago team. >> the united nations warns that a familiar anyone is looming in the african desert. we take you to senegal to see how they are coping with the drought. >> villagers know how to live on less, but this has been an exceptionally bad harvest. a small herd of goats and a place of beans is all they have left. >> we've had so little rain, our harvest was really bad. now we have to be careful with what we eat. >> duties eat one meal a day. for children, this is lunch. crushed dry beans have little nutritional value but fills the stomach. they're lucky they might get dinner, too. >> we tell the children we're
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cooking dinner, but actually we're just boiling leaves. eventually they fall asleep with an empty stomach. we have to lie to them to keep our reserves going. >> hunger is not new to this region, nor is the billion of dollars of aid money spent to help them. despite rance, the united nations said the number of people facing food shortages has doubled in the last year to 20 million people. >> behind these figures, tremendous amount of human suffering and development failure. the wrong investments, the wrong policies, it's a mess and there's nothing valuable in pointing fingers. what's important for the future that is we've got a plan. >> the u.n. appeals for $2 billion to invest in long term development project to say fight hunger in the region. >> people are hungry, but no one is dying of hunger. this is not a familiar anyone. despite appeals, this isn't a
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crisis situation yet. >> this well is the lifeline of this remote area. some travel two hours just to collect a few liters of water. there isn't enough for everyone. with six months to go before the next rainfall, the worst is yet to come. >> the u.n. hopes to raise $2 billion this year to combat food insecurity in the region spanning nine african countries from senegal to chad. >> in business news, kickstarter urges users to change pass words. the company was hacked and emails, pass words and phone numbers were compromised. kickstarter is a site where people can tribute small apartments of money to start projects. >> apple is reportedly kicking the tires on electric car make are tesla. the san francisco chronicle reports that a top executive of
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apple met secretly with c.e.o. >> the nasty winter weather isn't just affecting business in the u.s. vehicle production in japan is slowed by a major snowstorm that disrupted supply chains and kept workers from factories. the toyota prius and lexus l.s. have suspended operations. honda and subaru factories have also been affected. >> the war of words in scotland and britain is intense filing. british officials are excused of launching a diplomatic offensive against independents. britains finance minister warned scotland could not keep the british pound as its occurrence if it split with great britain. scots vote on the independence in september. >> one secret underground bunker from the cold war is going on
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sale in the u.k. this is a computer generated image of the 3,000-foot bunker meant to protect local authorities in the event of a nuclear attack, include, inc. blast free doors, control room, and decontamination room. the auction will take place march 25. it is expected to sell for aren't $80,000. >> that's unbelievable. >> comparing the syria conflict to another decades ago. why some say the solution to the syrian war my lie in the bosnian conflict of the 1990 jews three of our aljazeera colleagues detained in egypt for several months now, how pakistan is leading a new push to set them free.
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>> i'm very, very sorry and i apologize to the syrian people. i apologize to them but on these two rounds, we haven't helped them very much. >> an apology for the lead u.n. negotiator trying to find a solution in syria. welcome back to aljazeera america. >> the second round of talks in geneva ended without agreement and leaders on all sides are playing the blame game for failure. >> more than 130,000 civilians have been killed sense the war began in 2011. >> the conflict has many looking to the bosnian war in the 1990's. some believe it could hold answers for diplomats struggling to find a solution in syria. >> nearly 20 years ago, the bosnian-serb other than conducted the worst massacre since world war ii.
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it shocked and embarrassed world leaders unwilling to take action. when the marketplace was bombed, then president bill clinton and european leaders ordered a nato bombing campaign. it led to a ceasefire and peace accords. 2014, some world leaders are making comparisons between syria and the 1990's ball can conflic. >> the moment to intervene in syria was a year and a half ago, when the carnage started. the absence of international intervention created a gap and that has been filled by extremists and gentlemen had des from around the world. >> he says nato could have taken other measures. >> what it takes is vision and leadership that we haven't seen
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a lot of that coming from western capitals. meanwhile, people are slaughtered in large numbers. >> there is no credible leadership for government instruct tour take the place of bashar al assad's regime. >> this needs to be really addressed much more seriously than it has been. >> christopher hill was deeply involved in the balkans. he believes lessons can be applied to syria. >> the most important of these lessons is the fact that the international community came together. >> the only way forward to resolution he says is creating a future government acceptable to syria's groups. >> there needs to be an effort to what is syria going to look like in the future politically. will it have a bilateral parliament, a prime minister and a ceremony yell president, will
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it have a strong president, there are a lot of questions. until those are answered, it's hard to foresee a real effort by a country like the u.s. to be in any way militarily involved. >> that's not happening. assad wants the international community to rid his country of what he calls terrorists. the opposition demands that assad go. so far, the geneva talks have resolved little. >> now kosovo's foreign minister once believed that drastic action was necessary in syria, but he told aljazeera that over time web's had a change of heart. >> last year, i published a piece in foreign policy by calling international community to act in syria, but since then, the situation in syria has moved in another direction. i think the best way is really through dialogue, through peace
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conferences to find a solution to address the situation within syria. i think what beyond and other european allies and arab islamic states are doing is the right approach. >> joining us to discuss the breakdown in the second round of talks on syria is richard murphy, former u.s. ambassador to syria. thank you for coming in especially on this holiday morning. let's start with the failure of these talks in geneva. what does that mean to you? >> they're off to a very slow start. i'm not surprised at that. the positions of the opposition are -- it's an opposition very much divided within its own ranks and the gulf between any of them and the government is massive, so it's slow, and i think first requirement is going to be enormous patience to keep moving steadily ahead.
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>> is it futile? >> no, it's not few tile. this whole mess is going to be solved at the negotiating table eventually. >> you believe so. >> oh, yeah, because i don't think the government is capable of crushing it, despite the conviction and the way it's behaved from day 13 years ago. i don't think the opposition is capable of talking the government out of office, much less shooting it out of office, so they're going to have to have a combination unfortunately of continued violence and negotiations to get anywhere. >> secretary kerry squarely laid blame on the failure of the talks on the syrian government, but did assad's representatives ever really plan to talk about a transitional government in geneva? did they have reason to talk about that? >> things have been going their way on the battlefield, recently going better, so that's diminished any interest they
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have in retiring from power. but that was unrealistic to begin with. this is a government forged over the years very carefully, multiple intelligence security services, and with elements of loyalty, which we underestimated, people are afraid of what will come after assad. they don't know, and some of them are loyal to what he stands for, so he has had more support from the beginning than we credited him with. >> secretary kerry has also implied that russia played a role in the failure of these talks. we know russia is assad's main patron. >> russia's been unwilling to keen cooperate on the humanitarian assistance, said words to the effect that this is all just helping the terrorists
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continue their activities. >> which is what they call the opposition. >> which is what the government calls the opposition. we have to remember that the russian attitude towards terrorism is what they consider the extreme islamists has been unbending. they in chechnya have tried their best to crush any opposition to moscow. >> this is very much in line with what we would expect, really, from moscow. meanwhile, the syrian conflict has spilled over into the region, not just the refugee crisis which is massive, but sectarian violence, as well. what action do you think the obama administration should take next. the president did speak over the weekend of adding more pressure on the syrian government, but how? >> i think it's got to be multi-facetted. he has to continue to work to reshape the russian approach. it's very much in their interest
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to continue their support without hesitation of the asset authorities. so improving that coordination will help. >> what about more arms to the opposition? >> the arms are out there as a possibility. arms to the opposition, we've hesitated to provide in the past because we didn't think we knew enough about the different factions. we didn't want our arms going out to help the extremistses, but we have seriously strained the relationship between washington, saudi arabia, washington, the united arab emirates and much more anxious to get involved with the supply arm. we have to continue to work with them. that will result in some measure of increased arms support quietly to the rebels. >> richard murphy, former u.s. ambassador to syria.
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thanks for joining us this morning with your insights and knowledge. we appreciate it. >> the united nations has evidence the north korean government committed unspeakable crimes against its own people. a commission of inquiry released a report detailing the violations. they include torture, jen slavement, sexual violence and severe political repression. the u.n. wants three generations of the ruling family punished for the crimes. >> these are not the occasional wrongs that can be done by officials everywhere in the world. these are wrongs against humanity, wrongs that shock the conscience of humanity. >> the u.n. is asking the international criminal court to investigate. >> across pakistan today, there have been protests in support of three aljazeera journalists who have been held in egypt for 50 days.
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aljazeera producers and correspondent have been imprisoned without charges since december. they are now held in cairo. pakistan's federal union of journalists of organized demonstrations today in 13 cities. >> this is one of the biggest international protests being held in solidarity with aljazeera journalists being held in egypt. journalists from 13 cities have gathered in various parts of pakistan. they say that the egyptian government should immediately release the aljazeera journalists held in the jail. they've also said that this release is not just a day of protest, they will continue their protests until these journalists are reds. they also urge the pakistani government to use diplomatic means to release the journalists. >> an ethnic separatist group is
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claiming responsibility for an explosion which derailed a train. sunday explosion in southwest pakistan killed eight people including three children. the blast caused several car to say run off the track. the group behind the attack blew up three gas pipe lines last week, disrupting service to millions for several days. >> in an attack over the weekend on egypt's border oh with israeli, a bus from south korea exploded in the sinai peninsula. four were killed and 13 injured in sunday's attack. the bomb went off while tourists were dropped off at the hilton hotel. the device was planted under the driver's seat inside the bus. a closed circuit t.v. camera caught the explosion. >> hundreds of people are fleeing the violence in saw the sudan every day headed toward we know i can't, but the refugee
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camp is almost full. the united nations is looking for new land to house refugees. >> the rainy season here in kenya is expected to start in a few weeks. at the camp, refugees who just arrived rushed to beat the rain. they mass construct any permanent brickhouses before then before the site of the camp floods. those arriving two weeks ago do not plan to go back home anytime soon. >> i don't know where my husband is. i've lost my property. i don't have a home anymore. who will help me? >> these are 17,000 refugees that have come here since december living in very poor conditions, basic tents. this is an extension to the camp that was set aside specifically for this, but now it's also filling up very quickly.
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>> with an average of 250 crossing the border daily, services at the camp of bound to be strained. >> the main challenge we have is housing, protection and well being of children, because the majority of them are women and children. >> so here at the border, tired and emotionally drained refugees wait to be taken to their new home. when they get to the camp, they are at least side by side, the warring tribes in south sudan. back at the camp, we met elizabeth who left a month and a half ago. she told us how the living here just goes to show that the fight back home is not with them, but between two people. >> it's a court case that could forever change the way we listen
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to music. pandora takes the recording industry in a battle over royalties. >> an ordinary three-pointer from an extraordinary man. what made this shot from downtown so special. >> it's win or go for the bronze for u.s. women's hockey. a look at how they're doing this morning and more, straight ahead.
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>> it's a tough shot to make even for the best players on the court and michael quinn nailed a three-pointer during a half time game at the college of the ozarks. he's blind. >> that's incredible. he bounced it a few times and
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then sunk it right through the net. of course the crowd went wild. >> the prize, a free mcdonald's value meal every week for a whole year. >> ok. >> seems like he should get a lot more for that. >> he got something. >> pretty amazing. >> welcome back to aljazeera america. coming up, the court case that could change the case of streaming music. >> first, nicole mitchell has the forecast. >> a lot of people off this holiday. hopefully you like the outdoor winter sports. we've had a lot of snow to work with. another system coming through the midwest. we see heavy know in minnesota moving into wisconsin. this will skirt the great lakes today and as it moves already into the eastern coast by tonight into tomorrow. this moves quickly. at most place, maybe seeing six inches of snow, but another round is on our doorstep and literally because you'll be shoveling it off. back to you. >> oh, we know, nicole, thank
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you. >> it is back to the ice for u.s. women's hockey looking to get back often track with a tough loss to canada. >> we have this morning's olympic action. >> they certainly don't want to live for four years with the memory of losing for canada. no room for error taking on sweden this morning. so far, it's tough to find any errors. they south shot the swedes 29-1 in the first period. midway second period, carpenter, bellamy, kessel and lamaru have all lit the lamp. >> pilot steve holcomb doesn't think they can catch the russian team for the goad medal. heading into today's final two rounds, team u.s.a. is on a
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bronze medal pace. the action starts this morning at 9:30. >> after being plagued by unseasonably warm temperature, the sochi olympics have gotten less than tropical weather, but that has led to fog, leading to the postponement of events today. officials hold out hope that the events can be held later today. >> if you like offense in the nba, there's never been a better game than sunday night. if you like defense, this game was not exactly your cup of tea. this seemed like more of a dunk fest than the actual slam dunk contest. what about the man who actually won the dunk contest? washington's john wall? he showed he can get it done when people are guarding him -- never mind. the two combined for 118 points.
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east beats west 153-155. >> doug mcdermott pass add former nba all-star, season high tying 39 points in the huge win. he passed larry bird, now just 150 points away from becoming the eighth college player to score 3,000 career points. he has five regular season games left to play plus the postseason. >> nascar fans will never forget the ending of the 2001 daytona 500 when a crash took the life of arguably the sport's biggest star, dale earnhardt. nobody has driven the number three car until now. he did number three proud qualifying for the pole position of next week's daytona 500 he
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says he's well aware of fans. >> i tried to keep focused on the car. you've got to stay focused and run well. you want to perform with the number three and everybody wants to see it perform. that's why my grandfather's always concerned. you want to go out there and run well. it's a long season. there's a lot of ups and downs and this is one of the top points, obviously starting off like this. you want to carry that momentum going forward. for me, i just have to stay grounded and have fun. >> austin dylan so young and already so good. that's a look at the morning sports. >> there's big shoes to fill. thank you. >> pandora is suing the american society of composers authors and
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publishes. at issue, royalty paymentses. at stake, billions of dollars. usage rights are granted to radio stations, television networks and currently internet radio. they collect and distribute righties to song writers and music publishers. each year, they make up more than $2 billion in licensing fees. representing 90% of commercially available songs in the united states. aljazeera has been following the case. closing arguments were heard last week in this federal lawsuit that pandora filed in 2012. what's really at stake here? >> what's at stake is a little bit of advantage in an incredibly difficult, shifting
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incredibly complex landscape involving music and righties and there are so many stake holders, song writers, musicians abartists, some household names, so many aren't. thousands and thousands of people you have never heard of. there's record companies, apple and sony, some of which own record companies like sony or have their own music streaming services like apple and then of course, it's all set against these government regulations and laws, so many of which were written without any idea of the both the business pressures and the socialological pressures. >> these laws are pretty old.
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>> one of the biggest selling albums of all time, whitney houston made money off that. a lot of people don't know dolly parton wrote that song. it go ahead played on the radio probably as much as any song in the last 20 or 30 years, but whitney houston made no money when it was played on the radio. the idea is hey, your song's getting played, people are going to go buy your records. the wrong writer makes a small amount of money, a nickel or radio play. when internet streaming came into play, the artist said we are not going to let that happen again. internet radio has to pay the performers as well as the songwriter. >> quite a lawsuit now. what's going on that's pushing pandora to go after it at this time? >> you have the pressures of the music industry. the music industry is about 25% or 30% of the size it was 15 years ago, because of the
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internet. the one hope some people think are these internet streaming and radio that maybe so many people will pay five or $10 a month for them, that that might create a new music industry and an actual pool of money for performers and song writers that aren't making the money they used to and the record companies, let's not forget them. pandora says we're a radio station. we happen to be on the internet and should pay the rhame rate the others play. some are claiming it's a radio and the big radio companies are trying to get going on the internet so they can claim to be an internet company. pandora is saying we are paying too much to congress writers, we want to cut it. these are new businesses trying to make a go of it in this new world. they're not super successful yet. >> thanks so much.
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appreciate it. >> they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. the 10th annual bulldog beauty contest took place sunday, including english bulldogs, french bull dos, pugs from all over the country, the winner, three and a half-year-old push kin. the event raised awareness for adoption and rescue programs. >> i think i'm in love. >> that's it for this edition of aljazeera america. thanks so much for watching. i'm libby casey. >> more news in two minutes. stay with us and have a great morning.
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it is an account of rightsvasions by north korean authorities, citing an overall system of political repression by the regime. >> of the abductions, of the public executions, and of the fact that many people simply disappear. they disappear either into the prison camps or into public executions or private and secret executions. >> the u.n. wants three generations of the ruling family punished for the crimes. >> the co pilot of an ethiopian plate landed in geneva to seek asylum. >> a suspecting high ranking al-qaeda leader faces a commission stemming from the attack on the u.s.s. coal, selling 17 sailors, injuring 35 others. he has been detained at began to
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